Most sweet white wines are made withor Macabeo, while most red ones are made with .
The fortified wine's average alcohol content is around 15 and 23 degrees. It is usually made from liquors because the spirit is not made by distillation but simply added to it. While most …and grapes. It is fortified by adding alcohol to the base. This alcohol added is named "Natural grape spirit". It is distinguished from
…( ) : 35% Macabeo, 25% , and 40% . Pale straw yellow in color. Nice nose with apple aromas. , lemon, lime, and tangerine come through on the palate. Dry and medium-bodied with crisp acidity. Well-balanced with a very long, refreshing finish. A lovely weeknight or brunch bubbly.
Quality: 4 stars (out of 5)
: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $ 12 ; Available …
That black bottle of Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava represents one of the most familiar sparkling wines in the world. It's tasty, simple, accessible and cheap. I have no problem with that. But the company delivers more character and quality in its Elyssian Gran Cuvée Brut, which is made not only with two traditional indigenous grapes — macabeo ( 30%) and parellada ( 20%) — but with 40 percent chardonnay and 10 percent pinot noir. The chardonnay and pinot noir, used in sparkling …
…traditional method from the three classic grapes of Parellada, Xarel-Lo, and Macabeo. But forget all that because on a recent MW mock exam we had a 100% Macabeo ... and I saw several examples of this 100% Macabeo cava today! When I reached Francisco Pulido, export manager for United Wineries, I asked him to pour me his Cava and just keep silent until I decided the blend. Very relieved to identify it as the traditional 3 Spanish varietal blend, as it was more " Champagne…
$ 10, 12.5% abv.
Looking back through my notes it seems like a very long time since I've had anything with Viura in it. This mild white wine has bright acidity with a slight touch of ash and minerals. The fruit flavors are restrained but overripe, ending with a clean finish. A really great bargain and highly recommended.
$ 12, 13.5%.
Another good bargain, this more traditional …
100% Viura grapes, barrel fermented and aged 4 months in French Oak barrels. 13% alcohol.
Straw-gold color with floral lemon aromas. Peaches, honey, minerals, and lots of citrus. Candied apple-pear on the finish with oak undertones.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A really unique and satisfying white from Spain. There is a deliciousness here. A long finish. Great balance and acidity. You can't ask for much more from a wine that costs $ 15 a bottle.
Drinkable white wine at less than a tenner a bottle is getting harder to find. What if you are sick of, , and ? What is the thinking man's WAG?
From the country that is rapidly becoming the home of football, white visited and was impressed by the quality of the prevailing … de in 2008made from Viura, and grapes are a good starting point, especially from a price perspective. I
…de Blancs : , and Macabeo come together in a perfect blend made in .
Freixenet : a spectacular cava which will get your attention thanks to its original bottle. Real
Marina Espumante : in this life champagne and cava are not everything and that is why I wanted to include in the list a sparkling . The price is exceptional and its look is totally original. It's worth buying a few …
$ 15, 11.5% abv.
Mildly sweet with a nice creamy body. Apricot flavors with a tart, quick finish. Definitely one for dessert with some fruit and soft white cheeses, and a few shortbread cookies.
45% Macabeo, 40% Xarel-lo, 15% Parellada
$ 16, 12% abv.
This one was the most French in execution, and despite the native Spanish grapes, …